Railroad Workers Are Reinstated After They Were Fired for Reporting Injuries
As a railroad worker you are protected if you report an injury by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
It’s been around since 1908 but more than a century since it was enacted some of the big railroads continue to flout the legislation
Recently, according to an article in the Daily Reporter, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has demanded the reinstating of several BSF Railroad workers that were fired illegally. OSHA found that these employees were fired only after they reported their serious back injuries. FELA protects workers who report injuries. Some of the big railroads may like to think otherwise.
The railroad industry clearly has a big presence here in Hampton Roads. This large industry has many workers. It was the dangerous nature of their workspace, that led them to be protected under the Federal Employee’s Liability Act, or FELA. Injuries that happen on the job for railroad workers are often very serious and sometimes get overlooked by big corporations.
As a Norfolk FELA attorney, I stand up for the people of my community. If you or anyone you know is a victim of a railroad related injury, please seek the necessary medical help, and call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757-333-3333. Also, you can check out our website for more information at www.cooperhurley.com. When it really counts, count on Cooper Hurley.